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This Day in History Class
Dec 22, 2018
Alfred Dreyfus was wrongfully convicted of selling military secrets to Germany on this day in 1894.
Dec 21, 2018
A bomb exploded aboard Pan Am Flight 103 on this day in 1988.
Dec 20, 2018
South Carolina seceded from the Union on this day in 1860.
Dec 19, 2018
Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" was published for the first time on this day in 1843.
Dec 18, 2018
The "discovery" of the Piltdown Man was announced on this day in 1912. There's more to the story in the December 26, 2016 episode of Stuff You Missed in History Class.
Dec 17, 2018
The observance of Saturnalia begins on December 17, although we don't know precisely which year the first Saturnalia was observed. There's more detail in the December 23, 2009 episode of Stuff You Missed in History Class.
Dec 16, 2018
American colonists in Boston protested British rule with the Boston Tea Party incident on this day in 1773.
Dec 15, 2018
Sitting Bull, the Hunkpapa Lakota leader and seminal Native American figure, was killed at the Standing Rock Indian Reservation on this day in 1890.
Dec 14, 2018
Roald Amundsen and his expedition became the first people to reach the South Pole, beating Robert Falcon Scott's expedition, on this day in 1911.
Dec 13, 2018
Ibn Battuta, one of the most accomplished travelers of the medieval Islamic world, completed his travelogue known as the Rihla, or Journey, on this day in 1355.
Dec 12, 2018
The Oaks Colliery exploded on this day in 1866.
Dec 11, 2018
Louis XVI was indicted for treason on this day in 1792. There's more detail in the November 19, 2008 episode of Stuff You Missed in History Class.
Dec 10, 2018
Japan's 300 Million Yen Robbery took place on this day in 1968.
Dec 9, 2018
The Cretan Autonomous State was established on this day in 1898 under the Julian calendar. By the Gregorian calendar, it was December 21.
Dec 8, 2018
Christina of Sweden was born on this day in 1626. In the new-style calendar, she was born Dec. 18. She's also covered in the October 20, 2014 episode of Stuff You Missed in History Class.
Dec 7, 2018
Japan attacked Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, on this day in 1941, bringing the United States into World War II.
Dec 6, 2018
The Halifax Disaster occurred on this day in 1917. There's more on the tragedy in the December 19, 2011 episode of Stuff You Missed in History Class.
Dec 5, 2018
The Mary Celeste was spotted adrift on this day in 1872. You can learn more in the January 24, 2013 episode of Stuff You Missed in History Class.
Dec 4, 2018
Rainer Maria Rilke was born on this day in 1875.
Dec 3, 2018
The trial of the Kapenguria Six began on this day in 1952.
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